Week of Sunday 7th May, Easter 5


Sunday 7th May, Easter 5

9 amLittle Gaddesden Special Service marking the King’s Coronation followed by breakfast(JR/AG)
11 amGreat Gaddesden Special Service marking the King’s Coronation(HT/KR)
6 pmNettledenEvensong(AWA)

Monday 8th May, Coronation Bank Holiday

2 pmLittle GaddesdenDiscovery Walk followed by tea in the Thomas Field Hall

Tuesday 9th May

9.00 amGreat Gaddesden Holy Communion (JR)
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)

Wednesday 10th May

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 11th May

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3.00pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Coffee Club

Sunday 14th May, Rogation Sunday / Easter 6

9.00 am Nettleden Morning Prayer (JRo)
9.00 am Little Gaddesden Café Church followed by APCM(JR/GS/AG)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Café Church(JR/GS)

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Discovery Walk

DISCOVERY WALK – Coronation Monday, 8th May at 2.00pm.  Family friendly, guided walk with local points of interest.  Meet at Little Gaddesden church at 1.45pm.  Volunteer Marshalls needed for this event please, plus tray-bake offerings for the tea afterwards.  To volunteer and for more information, please contact Louise Archer on 07920 045474 or louise.m.archer@btinternet.com

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities. The charity acts where there is great need, regardless of religion, supporting people to live a full life, free from poverty. This year’s Christian Aid Week appeal is focussing on communities paying a harsh price for the global cost of living and climate crises.  Farmers in Malawi struggle to get a fair price for their goods and have been battling climate change, with rising temperatures and regular floods making it hard to grow crops. 

Last year we raised over £950 for the Christian Aid Week appeal. This year we are hoping to exceed that amount through:

  • collections in Church on 14th and 21st May
  • a Strawberry Cream Tea on 20th May in the Thomas Field Hall (with a raffle and the announcement of the winner of the ‘peas in a jar’ competition) or

an online ‘envelope’ for donations. If you would like to donate through Little Gaddesden’s  fundraising page, please go to: https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/littlegaddesdenchurch

Strawberry Cream Tea and Cake in aid of Christian Aid

Saturday 20th May, 3pm – 5pm in the Thomas Field Hall. £5.00 each (children under 5 free). Raffle.

Tuesday Morning Coffee and Cake

Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are in the Thomas Field Hall – Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00 noon. Any enquiries to Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.com .

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings.

Please contact Anthony Archer on anthony.archer@bridgewaterassociates.co.uk or 07721 504125 with any questions.

Regular Giving

If you normally give weekly in church, you may like to consider paying direct through your bank account.    Click or tap here to visit the Donate Page to find out more. For those who do give this way, tokens to signify you have donated by this method are available on entry to the church, and they can be placed in the collection bag at the appropriate time.

Pay by Text

We now have the facility to donate to Little Gaddesden church by text. Just text LITTLEGADD plus the amount you want to donate (between £1 and £20) to 70470, for example ‘LITTLEGADD10’ to donate £10.  

Texts will cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message.

The Little Gaddesden Charities

The funds of The Little Gaddesden Charities are there to help and support those in financial need in the parish, especially at times when budgets are under particular pressure.

We also support young people in their endeavours, as well as the bereaved.

Please apply in confidence to:

The Vicar, The Revd. John Russell  vicar@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk (01442 214898)  or
Mrs Pat Catchpole (01442 842544)